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Comment: Re:20 Years (Score 1) 376

by John Bokma (#49760807) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

Apparently, iOS 8+ crashes slightly more often than Lollipop, having a 2.2% crash rate compared to Android 5’s 2.0% rate. iOS 8 also loses when compared to the previous release (iOS 7 had a 1.9% crash rate), while Lollipop beats bot KitKat and Ice Cream Sandwich, each having 2.6% crash rates.

and ...

iOS 8+ is installed on 72% of existing iOS devices, with Lollipop only accounting for 1.6%

Or: the majority of devices running Android crash more often then the majority of devices running iOS.

Comment: Re:Android. The "PC" of mobile devices (Score 1) 91

I don't know about you but I doubt all the apps I bought add up to 50 USD. As for cables, etc. Apple hardware has a great second-hand value. I sold my iPad 4th gen some time ago and averaged over the 18 months I used I paid like 2 visits to Starbucks a month for each month of usage. Most apps I use are available for Android as well and it wouldn't bother me if I had to pay again for those, we're talking about a few bucks each.

Comment: Re:Therapy through sports (Score 1) 170

However:

For reducing anger and aggression, the worst possible advice to give people is to tell them to imagine their provocateur’s face on a pillow or punching bag as they wallop it, yet this is precisely what many pop psychologists advise people to do. If followed, such advice will only make people angrier and more aggressive.

Source: http://www-personal.umich.edu/...

Comment: Haskell (Score 1) 267

by John Bokma (#49623055) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?
So you haven't discovered Haskell yet... No idea who modded you insightful but a more realistic view can be read here: http://norvig.com/21-days.html (currently down). Sadly I know and then have to maintain code written by people who seem to think like you. I really don't get it why this myth is still alive.

Comment: Re:Haskell? (Score 2) 138

by John Bokma (#49588873) Attached to: Paul Hudak, Co-creator of Haskell, Has Died
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, see: Haskell in industry: https://wiki.haskell.org/Haske... I don't know when you were in school, but if it was in the 90s (like me); the FP landscape has changed quite a bit since then. I did the edX course FP101x Introduction to Functional Programming (98%), which I can highly recommend to get a feel for Haskell.

Comment: Re:I wonder if it has anything to do with this (Score 2) 67

by John Bokma (#49588599) Attached to: Apple, IBM To Bring iPads To 5 Million Elderly Japanese
The shrinkage might be just because iPads lasts very long. "Older" models are handed down to family and friends, at least in my experience. My mother is still extremely happy with her iPad 2 (!). Also, I guess some people are waiting for the iPad "Pro" (or however it's going to be called) to be announced in October 2015. So I think the shrinkage is just temporary and sales will pick up later this year.

Comment: Re:Nightmare scenario (Score 1) 417

by John Bokma (#49541017) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says
I've bought twice an Acer notebook and it was twice too often. Now the Dell inspiron I bought 7 years (!) ago is still going strong. Only issue (so far) is that the charger is no longer recognized by the notebook thanks to a known issue by Dell. Sadly Dell refuses to do a thing about it but a charger is cheap.

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